GSP ‘Not Impressed’ With The New Johny Hendricks, Has No Interest In Beating Him Up

It looks like UFC middleweight Johny Hendricks may have to kiss his chances of fighting “Rush” goodbye.

Back in 2013, former welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre derailed Johny Hendricks from an impressive six fight win streak with a split decision victory over “Big Rig” at UFC 167. The former champion took a hiatus from the sport shortly after.

After hearing that St-Pierre will be returning to the sport this year, in the middleweight division no less, “Big Rig” offered to “beat his face in.” It’s a fight that Hendricks is really looking for.

Well, Hendricks is just going to have to wait. GSP has other plans.

Besides the fact that GSP has already painted a target on the back of current middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping, the former champion recently admitted that he does not believe Hendricks is up to his old fighting form anymore. It looks like a rematch is just not in the cards at the moment.

In a recent interview on the UFC Unfiltered, St-Pierre said

“I believe the best Johny Hendricks I’ve seen is gone. When he fought Jon Fitch, Martin Kampmann, Carlos Condit, when he fought me, I think this Johny Hendricks is gone. I didn’t feel the same pop, the same explosiveness. Maybe he’s going to prove it wrong at 185 maybe, but I feel he’s not the same anymore.”

St-Pierre is set to face Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. While an official announcement for the time and place of the event has not yet been made, it is rumored that the fight will find itself on the Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw card this summer.